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by jdaw1
12:51 Fri 20 Jul 2007
Forum: Reviews
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #1
Replies: 21
Views: 9319

Photos; F66

1. Consider yourself officially chastised for the absence of photos.

2. Interesting comparison between your Fonseca 1966 and that tasted the previous weekend.
by jdaw1
12:44 Fri 20 Jul 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Definitely
Replies: 18
Views: 2340

Careless—and I probably won’t be allowed to forget it

KillerB wrote:I think you will find that there are two letters before 'finite', 'de' and two letters after 'ly', thus making 'finite' bang in the middle of 'definitely'
Whoops! I was working with “definite†. Careless—and I probably won’t be allowed to forget it.
by jdaw1
16:35 Thu 19 Jul 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Definitely
Replies: 18
Views: 2340

Re: Definitely

Sorry, I've gone all Julian on you all There is no need to apologise. Think... it's got 'finite' in the middle. Those being pedantic about postings really should be precise, be able to operate curly quotation marks, and know when to use and how to type an ellipsis. It does indeed have “finite† in ...
by jdaw1
16:19 Thu 19 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Ramos Pinto
Replies: 0
Views: 2050

1985 Ramos Pinto

Part of a tasting of Graham 1955, Fonseca 1966, Dow 1963, Cockburn 1963, Warre 1977, and Ramos Pinto 1985 held in Boston on Saturday 14th July 2007 . The tasting began at about 7pm. Ramos Pinto 1985 Moses Botbol had opened this bottle a week previously, put half of it into a half-bottle which had be...
by jdaw1
16:19 Thu 19 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Warre
Replies: 0
Views: 1809

1977 Warre

Part of a tasting of Graham 1955, Fonseca 1966, Dow 1963, Cockburn 1963, Warre 1977, and Ramos Pinto 1985 held in Boston on Saturday 14th July 2007 . The tasting began at about 7pm. Warre 1977 From the Boston collection of Moses Botbol , and decanted at 11:00. Pink! The colour was pink. And the nose...
by jdaw1
16:18 Thu 19 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Cockburn
Replies: 0
Views: 1842

1963 Cockburn

Part of a tasting of Graham 1955, Fonseca 1966, Dow 1963, Cockburn 1963, Warre 1977, and Ramos Pinto 1985 held in Boston on Saturday 14th July 2007 . The tasting began at about 7pm. Cockburn 1963 Part of the same mixed lot as the Dow, bought 1½ years previously by jdaw1. Decanted at about 5pm. Pale,...
by jdaw1
16:18 Thu 19 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Dow
Replies: 0
Views: 2020

1963 Dow

Part of a tasting of Graham 1955, Fonseca 1966, Dow 1963, Cockburn 1963, Warre 1977, and Ramos Pinto 1985 held in Boston on Saturday 14th July 2007 . The tasting began at about 7pm. Dow 1963 Both the Dow and the Cockburn were part of a mixed lot of port bought by jdaw1 at auction in New York in Dece...
by jdaw1
16:17 Thu 19 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Fonseca
Replies: 0
Views: 2043

1966 Fonseca

Part of a tasting of Graham 1955, Fonseca 1966, Dow 1963, Cockburn 1963, Warre 1977, and Ramos Pinto 1985 held in Boston on Saturday 14th July 2007 . The tasting began at about 7pm. Fonseca 1966 Also from the collection of Sean C. , and also decanted at 13:30. Brown-red at centre, perhaps brick-red,...
by jdaw1
16:17 Thu 19 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1955 Graham
Replies: 0
Views: 1909

1955 Graham

Part of a tasting of Graham 1955, Fonseca 1966, Dow 1963, Cockburn 1963, Warre 1977, and Ramos Pinto 1985 held in Boston on Saturday 14th July 2007 . The tasting began at about 7pm. Graham 1955 From the fine cellars of Sean C. , and decanted at 13:30. A perfect colour, lightly brown at the edge and ...
by jdaw1
05:17 Thu 19 Jul 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #1 - 18th July 2007
Replies: 66
Views: 20373

And…?

And…?
by jdaw1
02:33 Wed 18 Jul 2007
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Graham 55, Fonseca 66, Dow 63, Cockburn 63, Warre 77, RP85
Replies: 4
Views: 3990

Graham 55, Fonseca 66, Dow 63, Cockburn 63, Warre 77, RP85

Taken by Amtrak to Boston’s South Station on Saturday 14th July 2007, I was collected by Sean C. and Moses Botbol and taken to the home of the former. They had decanted Graham 1955, Fonseca 1966, Warre 1977, there was a half bottle of Ramos Pinto 1985, and I had brought Cockburn 1963 and Dow 1963, a...
by jdaw1
00:56 Wed 18 Jul 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007
Replies: 282
Views: 64520

Please may I live in a world in which F80 is low-end stuff

Please sir, may I live in a world in which Fonseca 1980 is low-end stuff — with or without the hyphen?
by jdaw1
18:34 Tue 17 Jul 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007
Replies: 282
Views: 64520

Count me for not more than 1½.

Count me for not more than 1½.
by jdaw1
17:04 Tue 17 Jul 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Yearly Dementia Test
Replies: 5
Views: 1323

I answered “proto-toast† to question 1

I answered “proto-toast† to question 1. Was that acceptable?
by jdaw1
13:34 Tue 17 Jul 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #1 - 18th July 2007
Replies: 66
Views: 20373

No scaling needed.

One version of the placematsmats are A3; one in A4. No scaling needed.

Still, if everything is OK, no further action from me. Enjoy.
by jdaw1
16:09 Mon 16 Jul 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #1 - 18th July 2007
Replies: 66
Views: 20373

Your 07:30 will be of very little interest to this New York

Your 07:30 will be of very little interest to this New York resident. I’ll check my email at about 8am my time, being 1pm yours, and act as instructed.
by jdaw1
14:49 Mon 16 Jul 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #1 - 18th July 2007
Replies: 66
Views: 20373

No recent comment has been received on placemats.

No recent comment has been received on placemats. Therefore nothing is happening. If that’s wrong, instruct.
by jdaw1
01:10 Mon 16 Jul 2007
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: Timothy Taylor Landlord
Replies: 27
Views: 12365

The York

Derek T. wrote:where can I find some nice warm, brown TTL?
jdaw1 wrote:
On 11th April 2007 jdaw1 wrote:

Earlier this year I visited The York, a fine pub near Angel tube station in London, wherein, with a friend, I thoroughly enjoyed six pints of Timothy Taylor Landlord.
Fancy A Pint review
by jdaw1
22:10 Sun 15 Jul 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007
Replies: 282
Views: 64520

Perhaps someone can bring a Fonseca from their cellar,

Perhaps someone can bring a Fonseca from their cellar, on my behalf, with my settling as appropriate?

Edit, having read my PMs: yes, I would be willing to ‘bring’ half a bottle of Fonseca 1927.
by jdaw1
12:59 Sat 14 Jul 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007
Replies: 282
Views: 64520

A Fonseca night would be excellent for me

A Fonseca night would be excellent for me. I have never had a Fonseca vertical. Oooooh, missus!
by jdaw1
20:13 Fri 13 Jul 2007
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: Jugged Hare
Replies: 1
Views: 2585

Jugged hare

Sounds great.
by jdaw1
20:13 Fri 13 Jul 2007
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: Terrible fortified wines
Replies: 3
Views: 3465

Terrible fortified wines

This website ’s review of the five top tramp wines had me laughing. You might like (website, not wines). MD 20/20, apparently the least worst-tasting of the ‘wines’ under review, is described as: As majestic as the cascading waters of a drain pipe, MD 20/20 is bottled by the 20/20 wine company in W...
by jdaw1
20:09 Fri 13 Jul 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2049
Views: 256531

ADV’s apostrophe crime

A more pedantic grumble. The “1700’s style of doing whatever† is fine, as the style is of the 1700s. But the 1700s as a set of years beginning with “17†: well that was usual back in the 1700s.
by jdaw1
20:07 Fri 13 Jul 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2049
Views: 256531

Derek T.’s apostrophe crimes

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=1840#1840]Here[/url] Derek T. wrote:Most of the big names in the trade are both Producer's and Shipper's as most have their own Quinta's,